Itaewon crowd crush kills more than 150 in Seoul, South Korea – BBC News

More than 150 people have died in a crush as huge Halloween crowds surged into a narrow street in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, officials have said.

At least another 82 were injured in the incident in the Itaewon nightlife area which was holding its first unmasked Halloween celebrations since Covid.

Reports describe a desperate scene of people caught up in the crush piling on top of each other.

Most of the dead were teenagers or in their 20s. Nineteen were foreigners.

The cause of the disaster is still being established.

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